100 years ago, 1916
The William Tell club will go into camp next Saturday. It is expected that a large representation of the club will go on the annual hunting trip this year. R. J. Hodgson of Lewiston, who is just now acting in the role of commissary, is giving close attention to his duties and it is safe to say none of the members are worrying about the bill of fare during their stay in the woods.

50 years ago, 1966
(Photo Caption) Children at Auburn’s Central School gained a better appreciation of the hot lunch program this week as they were shown through the cafeteria and told of the planning and preparation that goes into each of their school lunches. This group is being shown some of the cafeteria equipment by a member of the staff. Betty DeCoster is manager of the Central School cafeteria, and she is assisted by Jane Hamel, Patricia Cottle and Marguerite Collins. The nation’s schools are observing the 20th anniversary of the school lunch program this week.

25 years ago, 1991
Part of the interest from a trust fund held by the town of Mechanic Falls will be added to monies being assembled for renovating the deteriorating Civil War monument on downtown Elm Street. Half of the accrued interest of $1,200, or $600, has been authorized by the Town Council to assist in the project, which is being spearheaded by American Legion Post No. 150 and a citizens committee. The project primarily involves straightening the stance of a backward-leaning uniformed Civil War soldier atop the 30-foot memorial.

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